If a drug dog detects the scent of a controlled substance on a vehicle, it isn’t enough probable cause for police in Colorado to search the vehicle, according to a ruling issued by the Colorado Court of Appeals on July 13, 2017.
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The early sale of recreational marijuana in the state of Nevada is in danger of being delayed. On May 30, 2017, a Nevada district court judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Department of Taxation from issuing marijuana distribution licenses.
It is unlikely that recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot in Michigan this November. According to The Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the group MI Legalize to put a initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot.
In a ruling that could significantly expand the use of medical marijuana in Illinois, a judge has ordered state officials to reconsider adding migraine headaches to the list of conditions that qualify a patient to buy the drug.
On July 11, 2016, the Arizona Supreme ruled that police may search a person’s home or vehicle based solely on the smell of marijuana.
A group of activists are suing the state of Michigan in an attempt to get a voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on November’s ballot.
On April 12, 2016, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced that he would not seek an appeal to a ruling that overturned his decision to invalidate a marijuana legalization ballot initiative.
On Monday, March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado that asked the Supreme Court to enforce the supremacy of federal law as a means of halting the legal marijuana market in Colorado.
If the legal marijuana industry has to go into a dirt fight about federal preemption, the results may not be favorable. But Fourth Corner’s stated goal is clarity.
A Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that smoking marijuana inside of a parked car is not protected under Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act.
According to a 5-2 ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, police officers cannot pull over drivers because they smell like marijuana.
For the ninth time in as little as seven years, the Michigan Supreme Court has passed down yet another ruling on medical marijuana in the state. In an interesting twist, the court issued one decision for two cases that shared similar circumstances; however, a definitive resolution was not reached.